being cook: Brownie-licious Donuts

Donuts are pretty much the most awesome food ever. THEY ARE ESSENTIAL TO MY HAPPINESS. Donuts = Joy.  So do brownies. If only I could combine the two... Eureka! I've created a recipe which combines both delights. I also use ingredients which are better for you than a traditional sugar-packed donut. Healthy and Chocolate: Double the donut pleasure! These guys were so yummy! I love having them on hand as a great dessert option. Also, they'll last a week if you keep them in the fridge.  Keep them on hand for your next chocolate craving! Here’s how you make them.



1/4 cup brown rice syrup

1/2 cup coconut flour

1 large mashed banana

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1 cup gluten-free flour

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup almond milk

2 tablespoons coconut nectar

1 teaspoon vanilla



2 tablespoons coconut oil

2 tablespoons coconut nectar

1/8 teaspoon vanilla powder

- Shredded coconut to go on top of glaze (optional)



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Place coconut nectar and coconut oil in a pot. Cook until melted together

3. Add vanilla to the melted mixture

4. Mix all dry ingredients + brown rice syrup together. Mix until smooth

5. Add coconut nectar/oil mixture to flour mixture

6. Mix in the mashed banana and almond milk until batter reaches a smooth consistency

7. Spray doughnut pan with coconut oil

8. Make a homemade piping bag. (I don’t own one myself so I always make my own). Pour batter into a medium ziplock bag.  Cut a hole in one end to pipe the mixture into each of the doughnut molds. Believe me…the homemade piping bag makes it easier to evenly distribute the batter

9. Pipe mixture into donut pan. My donut pan only makes 6 doughnuts, so I have to repeat this process a few times. It got a bit messy, but it's all good! Haha!

10. Cook for 12 minutes in oven

11. Pop donuts out of the pan and let them cool before adding glaze. I usually wait around five minutes



1. Melt the coconut oil on high heat. Whisk in powdered vanilla and coconut nectar. Glaze will slowly become thicker

2. Drizzle mixture on top of each donut

3. Sprinkle with shredded coconut, if you'd like

4. I put the donuts in the freezer for a moment to let the glaze harden

5.  After the glaze has hardened (Honestly, I rarely wait that long!) ENJOY!


These donuts are so yummy. I pour myself a cup of almond milk and savor these brownie-licious donuts. Hope you join me!